In some ways order was restored a little bit during Friday night's slate of games in Week 2.
In others, not so much.
• The biggest statement win of the night may have came in the form of Bolingbrook's victory over St. Charles North.
The Raiders are obviously a talented team, but it wasn't sure what they'd get out of a number of their specialists, considering a pair of talented running backs graduated in the spring.
But there's apparently a number of horses in the Bolingbrook stable as they controlled the game from the outset in the 21-6 win over the North Stars, last year's Class 7A runner-up.
Antonio King had a nice night for Bolingbrook serving in a number of roles, while the ascension of quarterback Devyn Suggs is clearly a thing.
The Raiders won't have much time to rest on the laurels achieved Friday, powerhouse Lincoln-Way East, who already seem to have things on cruise control, will travel to the black turf in Week 4.
• It was an interesting night for the Class 4A contingent.
Defending champions IC Catholic once again proved its mettle by upending Joliet Catholic 22-12 in a rare regular season game that pitted a pair of defending state champions.
Outstanding Knights running back Kyle Franklin was slowed a bit, but quarterback Danny Cronin picked up the slack in impressive fashion.
But possibly the most impressive statement was made by Coal City. The Coalers upended class power Bishop McNamara 34-20 in a game where Daniel Jezik absolutely ran wild, stacking up nearly 300 yards in the contest.
On top of that, other class stalwarts Richmond-Burton and Rochester racked up easy victories.
It is shaping up to be a heck of a group in Class 4A.
• A little bit farther downstate, Chatham Glenwood's comfortable 34-10 victory over Sacred Heart Griffin serves notice that Central State Eight is no longer a two-horse race between SHG and Rochester. It creates an interesting little wrinkle in the Class 6A pool of teams to look out for.
• Crete-Monee was expected to breeze its way through the reshaped Southland Conference this year but likely got a little bit more than they bargained for from a plucky Kankakee team as the Warriors fended them off for a 27-26 win.
• In this week's version of the score that woke me up to a team: Jacobs 14, Huntley 7.
I felt like Jacobs was probably a good enough team to make a playoff bid run in what appears to be a pretty deep Fox Valley Conference, but this result proves to me Jacobs is a bit more than that.
• It was one of those weird games where I think both teams (the winner and the loser) can take something away from as Richards fended of St. Rita 35-28. Richards built a big early lead, nearly squandered it before Iowa-bound Leshon Williams sealed it for the Bulldogs.
Richards is a gritty team that will have to be accounted for, and even in the loss St. Rita continues to prove to be that they will be a forced to reckoned with in their new home (Class 5A).
• A peak ahead on Lincoln-Way West's schedule revealed how important Friday's 38-24 win over Evanston was to the Warriors overall prospects.
So the Warriors wisely turned things over to Caleb Marconi and he did the rest. Every time Lincoln-Way West was threatened in the contest, Marconi responded scoring three times on long touchdown runs and finishing with over 200 yards rushing in the contest.
• Peoria may not have pressed the 100-point barrier this week (They finished with 56 in a 56-30 win over Peoria Notre Dame), but point scoring was way up as 33 victorious teams posted 50 or more points in victories on Friday night.